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Discussing Enhancement of Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

14-Feb-2019

Discussing Enhancement of Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

On February 11-12, an international conference entitled “Parliament and the Security Sector: New Challenges, Stronger Oversight” was held as part of the EU’s technical assistance project "Support to the Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector in Georgia.”The Amba...

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PMCG Helps to Enhance Access to Water for Over 17,000 Customers in 18 Georgian Towns

12-Feb-2019

PMCG Helps to Enhance Access to Water for Over 17,000 Customers in 18 Georgian Towns

We recently finished assisting the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) by enhancing the water supply systems in different regions of Georgia. The main objective of the project was to supervise the construction, rehabilitation and renovation of the water suppl...

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Value Chain Analyses of Tomatoes, Blackberries, Carrots and Laurels in the Regions of Georgia and their EU Market Potential

06-Feb-2019

Value Chain Analyses of Tomatoes, Blackberries, Carrots and Laurels in the Regions of Georgia and their EU Market Potential

At the end of January and at the beginning of February, PMC Research conducted four public discussions and presentations in Kutaisi, Zugdidi, Telavi and Akhaltsikhe about the outcomes of four value chain analyses of four agricultural products, namely tomatoes, laurels, ...

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PMCG’s CEO and Research Director Discuss Impact of Belt and Road Initiative at Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum

05-Feb-2019

PMCG’s CEO and Research Director Discuss Impact of Belt and Road Initiative at Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum

On January 27-29, Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman and CEO at PMCG, and Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, participated in the Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum in Switzerland, co-hosted by the Swiss National Bank.Khishtovani shared the results of the policy paper ...

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Supporting Georgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC) to Enhance its Institutional Effectiveness

30-Jan-2019

Supporting Georgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC) to Enhance its Institutional Effectiveness

We are collaborating with Georgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC) to strengthen its organizational performance and bolster its institutional effectiveness.GGTC is a government-owned company under the management of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development o...

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Assisting the Ministry of Finance of Georgia to Enhance Public Investment Management (PIM)

25-Jan-2019

Assisting the Ministry of Finance of Georgia to Enhance Public Investment Management (PIM)

We are working with the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MoF) to enhance its public finance management (PFM) system.More specifically, the project aims to improve and institutionalize public investment management (PIM) by updating the initial PIM methodology, and elabora...

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PMCG Joins ICGFM Board to Contribute to Enhanced Public Financial Management

22-Jan-2019

PMCG Joins ICGFM Board to Contribute to Enhanced Public Financial Management

We are pleased to announce that PMCG has joined the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) as a member of its board, giving us an opportunity to increase our already keen involvement in positively influencing public financial management (P...

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Supporting Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to Stimulate Investments in their Municipalities

27-Dec-2018

Supporting Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to Stimulate Investments in their Municipalities

We are working with Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to develop investment catalogues in order to stimulate domestic and foreign direct investments in their respective municipalities.The project is aimed at supporting municipalities of Kutaisi and Batumi to explore and ide...

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Supporting Diplomatic Training and Research Institute to Advance its Business Processes

26-Dec-2018

Supporting Diplomatic Training and Research Institute to Advance its Business Processes

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA) in order to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of its Diplomatic Training and Research Institute (DTRI).  The DTRI is a legal entity of public law (LEPL) under the MFA providin...

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“Responsible Employer” Award Given to PMCG at Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards Meliora 2018

17-Dec-2018

“Responsible Employer” Award Given to PMCG at Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards Meliora 2018

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that on December 13, PMCG was honored to be named as a “Responsible Employer” in Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards 2018 known as Meliora. The contest, which was organized by the Center for Strategic Research and De...

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Issue 108: Employment in Georgia (2014-2017)

13-Feb-2019

Issue 108: Employment in Georgia (2014-2017)

Increasing the employment rate represents one of the most significant challenges and priorities of the Georgian economy. This bulletin appraises trends related to employment for the period of 2014-2017.

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Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

12-Dec-2018

Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

Georgia was ranked 66th among 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index1 in 2018. During 2010-2018 Georgia’s position in the ranking was improving, except one year. In 2018, compared to 2017, Georgia’s position in the ranking improved by 1 place...

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Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

18-Sep-2018

Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

Analysis of the preliminary data on FDI for the first half of 2018 revealed the following general findings: The financial, energy, and construction sectors attracted the most FDI; Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands were the largest investing countries for Geo...

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The project is aimed at supporting the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT) in the implementation of intellectual property (IP) rights reform.

Start Date:
October, 2018
End Date: February, 2019
Region: Eastern Europe
Country: Ukraine
Client: 

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT)

Origin of Funding:

UK Department for International Development Good Governance Fund (GGF)

 

The aim of the project is to assist the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs (SCFWC) to strengthen the legal protection and support given to women and children, who have been or are victims of domestic violence.

Start Date:
October, 2018
End Date: November, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Origin of Funding:

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

 

PMCG is working to support the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to increase the allocation from the state budget for its activities.
This initiative entails developing the capacity of the MEPA, providing justification for its claim for an increased budget for the upcoming year, providing written guidelines for the development of program budgets, and training employees of relevant departments.

Start Date:
April, 2018
End Date: December, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA)

Origin of Funding:

UNDP

 

PMCG is working on an ex-post regulatory impact assessment (RIA) to increase the efficiency and transparency of public institutions in Georgia under a German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) project.
The general goal of this project is to increase the efficiency and transparency of public institutions. The Public Internal Financial Control (PIFC) system aims to ensure that government funds, or taxpayers’ money, are being spent efficiently.

Start Date:
July, 2018
End Date: December, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Central Harmonization Unit/Ministry of Finance

Origin of Funding:

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

 

PMCG is working on the World Bank’s Human Capital Project in order to support the Government of Georgia to prioritize human capital development in a sustainable way. Georgia is listed as an “Early Adopter” of this World Bank initiative, which aims to develop a Human Capital Index (HCI) in order to advocate for investment in the human capital of future generations. Georgia, along with other pilot countries, is building narratives and anticipating policy commitments ahead of the World Bank Group’s annual meeting in October 2018.

Start Date:
August, 2018
End Date: September, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

The World Bank

Origin of Funding:

The World Bank

 

PMC Research is working on a country note on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) under the Emerging Markets Forum project on the BRI.
The aim of the project is to study the impact of the BRI on the countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASC) and ascertain how these countries individually and through regional cooperative efforts can maximize the benefits of the BRI and manage any potential risks.

Start Date:
August, 2018
End Date: September, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Emerging Markets Forum

Origin of Funding:

Emerging Markets Forum

 

The aim of the research is to study the challenges facing SMEs in Georgia in terms of access to finance, which will be conducted as part of the project “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia”, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the CAREC Institute (CI).
The paper will be included in the ADBI’s and CI’s working papers and will be published as a separate chapter in a book jointly published by the ADB, the ADB and the CI.

Start Date:
May, 2018
End Date: March, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), CAREC Institute (CI)

Origin of Funding:

ADB, ADBI, CI

 

The main objective of the project is to rehabilitate/implement environmentally friendly communal infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The project aims to improve communal services provision for the population in an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and sustainable manner. Moreover, the project's goal is to prepare Legally Binding Land Use Plan for Stepantsminda.

Start Date:
September, 2018
End Date: May, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG)

Origin of Funding:

KfW Development Bank

 

The overall objective of the project is to improve the reliability, safety and efficiency of public transport. More specifically, it aims to support the Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC) in the development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), providing an essential planning tool for Tbilisi in the establishment of sustainable mobility solutions, including public transport.

Start Date:
April, 2018
End Date: April, 2020
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Tbilisi Transport Company LLC

Origin of Funding:

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

 

The project aims to foster linkages between multi-national corporations (MNCs) operating in Georgia and local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to contribute to economic growth in Georgia. Such connections will support the inclusion of Georgian SMEs in the global value chain, which is important for growth, development, as well as increasing employment and improving competitiveness.

Start Date:
August, 2017
End Date: October, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development (MoESD)

Origin of Funding:

DFID

 

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